If the BMW E30 market has been crazy over the past few years in terms of appreciation, it’s really nothing compared to the Porsche 911 market. From cars that were worth between $50,000 to $75,000 not many years ago, suddenly we see early 911s worth triple or four times that amount. Make that car a special model, such as a 73 RS, and you’re looking at a top value around $800,000 and climbing; around $650,000 more than it would set you back only 7 years ago. This has resulted in many other models of the 911 being pulled up, and one of the more recent special models that has continued to have a strong market following is the Speedster model. However, does that increased value get boosted or negated when you look at a modified version of the original – a car like this Strosek wide body version of the 1994 Speedster:
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The name Speedster is one of the most mythical nameplates to grace a Porsche. It appeared recently as a limited run 997 model and has since graced two other 911 variants and the 356 a half century ago. I’m a big fan of the 964 in general, particularly the Speedster variant. Noted Porsche tuner Strosek decided to have a go at modifying this rare vehicle and the results are, well, subjective to say the least. This Martime Blue Strosek Speedster for sale in Florida has a little over 12,000 miles on the clock and provides a window back to the mid 1990s era of tuning.
Model: 911 Speedster Strosek
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 12,800 mi
Price: Reserve auction
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This is 1994 Porsche Speedster Strosek by Factory Strosek. This is not an imitation!
Started life as a 1994 Factory Porsche Speedster
The factory color is maritime blue with the maritime blue accent interior.
Only 12,800 miles.
Clear Bra on nose and many areas and edges to protect the car.
Strosek Floor Mats
All owners manuals, all keys, complete car.
No accidents! Clean title!
Many more photos available!
Is a modded 964 Speedster worth more than a bone stock factory version? Even though Stroksek is a known commodity, Speedsters of all kinds bring big dollars. Many enthusiasts will agree that mods like this don’t help the vehicle’s cause. Regardless, there’s a market for everything. Whether this Strosek will meet its reserve and ecplise stock 964 Speedster values will leave this as an interesting auction to watch.
The 928 is certainly one of the most unique GT cars from the 80’s. Some love the looks, others…not so much. Well, if you hate the 928, you may want to turn away now, because this Strosek Version 3 928 is certainly not for everyone.
In 1984 Vittorio Strosek broke off from German tuner Koenig and built his own vision on the Porsche’s flagship 928. One of the first aftermarket tuners for the 928 Strosek filled a niche in the market with his wild designs. Along with the body kits, which are totally ’80s Strosek also offered tuning packages for the 928 so it had the grunt to match the looks. Strosek offered 2 levels of tuning, a mild 310bhp cam and cylinder head upgrade for the reserved, and a 405bhp twin turbo version for the all out speed junkies.
While not clear how complete (or extreme) the Strosek conversion is on this barely used 928, one thing is for sure if you played Atari in your teens, this car is right up your alley.
Model: 928 Strosek Version 3
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Up for sale 1981 Porsche 928 With only 47,000 Miles and CLEAN TITLE this vehicle has a body kit from STROSEK DHAUS AUTO SPORT. For more info please call (267) 664-1856
This car is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a fan of ’80s tuning it is exactly what the doctor ordered. This car looks like it came out of a collection, as the conversion is clean and complete right down to the OZ futura wheels. Strosek used the OZ wheels circa 1987, which leads me to believe that’s when the Version 3 treatment was done.
We’ve run in to this before several times. What is something like this worth? Strosek certainly wasn’t a household name like AMG or Gemballa, but they are rare none the less. A bone stock 928 of this age with only 47,000 miles should fetch in the $12,000 ballpark. If you add in the rarity and the modifications, this car should fetch somewhere around $17,000. If it’s a twin turbo car, upwards of $20,000. The fact that it is not priced leads me to believe that the asking price is top dollar.
I found this tricked out Turbo on Houston Craigslist a long time ago and it has yet to sell. It’s a 2001 996 Turbo with a ton of modifications. To be honest I wasn’t really interested until I saw the roof rack. Once I was hooked I read the list of upgrades and saw this Turbo also has a RWD conversion.
I had never heard of such a thing so I jumped across a few forums and found that a good chunk of Turbo owners have done this before. Many of the “convertees” recommend going for the full GT2 suspension upgrade to counteract the weight shift (the switch from AWD to RWD removes about 70 pounds).
List of upgrades:
TA front bumper with custom LED lights
Custom-made 997 TA sideskirts
TA Type II GTS rear bumper
Intercooler duct splitters
Authentic strosek rear wing
Custom painted Porsche emblem
H&R Street Coilovers
19” 360Forged Mesh8 with Toyo T1R or 19” HRE 895R (Chrome) – both with 99% Toyo T1R but HRE does not have tpms senors in the wheels.
FVD CF steering wheel
Tequipment roll bar
Eclipse DD Touchscreen HU
Boston Acoustics and Infinity Component speakers
JL subwoofer and amp
Ecliptech Shift-I tachometer
TPMS Sensor Unit
Engine: (All engine work done locally by DriverSource)
K16 Hybrid turbo upgrade (500 RWHP)
Upgraded 1 Bar WG
RWD conversion (have parts to convert back to AWD)
The owner is asking $57,500 for this low mileage example (23,000).
Here are my questions:
How do you feel about a RWD 996 Turbo?
Which wheels do you choose? 360Forged or HREs?
P.S. – I don’t think the roof rack comes with the Porsche
Staying in line with my favorite Porsche traits that I outlined in my last post, we have a 640RWHP 1991 Porsche 911 C2 Turbo.
I’ve always HATED the Strosek “squinty-eye” look but for some reason it doesn’t look too awful on this white C2. Besides the body kit we have:
full suspension update with fully adjustable H&R red springs, giant factory” big blacks” brakes, new fully built 930 turbo powerhouse, complete MOTEC injection system, fully programmable via laptop, giant hybrid K29 Turbo, adjustable boost controller, C2 n/a intake plenum, giant blow-of valve, custom massive intercooler, full custom exhaust with headers, k&n, recent $6,000 service which included an upgraded race clutch, all four new tires, high speed performance alignment, oil change, all work done by Don Jackson Porsche…3,000 miles on this motor since rebuild, 3.4 Mahle pistons, heads were done by Ollies, cc chambered, ported, polished, entire engine was balanced and blueprinted, has standard crank for longevity, 964 cams, a very hybrid K29 turbo with clipped veins on intake side.
According to previous owner, Moby Dick is making 500 horsepower on low boost and is capable of 800 crank horsepower on high boost settings with race fuel. The seller mentions that the car has been dyno’ed and dragged where it put down 640 RWHP at 21 psi and ran an 11.4 quarter mile at 3,800 feet elevation. He also believes this Turbo C2 should be dipping into the 10’s.
Some say less is more. Some say bigger is better. Regardless, it’s tough to dislike a 600hp, RWD, 964 Porsche. Oh, and the Buy It Now price is less than a 2010 base model BMW 328i.